During the game, I was saying to my Dad that we needed to stop trying to cross the ball in and play through the middle because Spurs were winning almost every header (bar a couple of Vidic headers from corners).
Now I have the stats to back it up!
Manchester United top the Premier League for crosses per game, swinging in an average of 26.65 of them in their 20 league games so far this season. In the New Year's Day defeat at home to Tottenham, they took the policy to new levels. A whopping 47 crosses were lobbed goalwards for Vlad Chiriches and Michael Dawson to deal with. That was a United high for the season and more than in any game they played last term. It isn't proving an efficient use of the ball in the final third.
Manchester United's tally of 423 failed crosses this season is a Premier League high.
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